Building a business from the ground up appeals to many entrepreneurs. The excitement of bringing a business to life is something a lot of them feed on, to fuel their passion and power their progress. But just as it is offline, starting an online business doesn’t necessarily mean starting from scratch.
More and more Canadian small businesses and entrepreneurs have begun to explore online opportunities. As they settle into the Canadian market, they may consider expanding to markets outside of Canada.
Online marketplaces offer a way to reach online shoppers with or without a website of your own. They also allow you to sell on some of the hottest online shopping sites in the country. You’ll benefit from their marketing/traffic, and you can avoid the headaches of payments, fulfillment and customer support. Many also offer an […]
Your domain name is your website URL/address and will be part of your business email address. It’s broken down into two basic parts, the ‘second-level domain’ is the name you choose for your site. In our case, it’s ‘CanadiansInternet’. The ‘top-level domain (TLD)’ is the domain extension. In our case, it’s ‘.com’.
It’s time to update this list of our hottest online niches for 2021! One of the most challenging parts of starting an online business in Canada is choosing a profitable niche. We have less competition within our borders than we would in large markets like the US. However, we still need to select products that […]
Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]
Also known as e-Coaching, e-Learning, e-Training, online or digital learning, online teaching can be in the form of eBooks, special reports, whitepapers, podcasting, video, and/or private membership sites. These digital knowledge products can be sold individually or be combined into complete online courses.
Long before anyone had heard of a blog, savvy affiliate marketers used content to make affiliate sales. When I first started affiliate marketing in the 90s, affiliate text links were primarily placed in website articles or newsletter articles. It’s just as effective in today’s blog content and even more critical, as banner ad blockers become […]
I’m a Canadian affiliate marketing veteran, having started in the late 90’s. That means I was there when huge affiliate networks like Commission Junction, Linkshare/Rakuten and Clickbank were born in 1997 & 1998, and I’ve witnessed the rise and fall of many other well-known networks. I was one of the first members of many of […]
Most small businesses in Canada are now convinced they need a website, but tackling the details can be overwhelming. Choosing the wrong website host is one of the most frequent, and biggest mistakes small business owners make when they begin their digital journey.